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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915382/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-treatment-in-patients-with-refractory-glaucoma
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Giuseppe Giannaccare, A Vagge, C Gizzi, A Bagnis, S Sebastiani, C Del Noce, M Fresina, C E Traverso, E C Campos
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of ultrasound coagulation of the ciliary body in refractory glaucoma. METHODS: This prospective multicenter interventional study was conducted in two Italian university-affiliated glaucoma centers: St. Orsola-Malpighi Teaching Hospital (Bologna, Italy) and University Eye Clinic of Genoa (Genoa, Italy). The main inclusion criterion was the diagnosis of glaucoma with a baseline intraocular pressure (IOP) ≥ 21 mmHg while on maximum topical and systemic medical hypotensive treatment...
December 3, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909641/a-case-series-of-complex-recalcitrant-wounds-treated-with-epidermal-grafts-harvested-from-an-automated-device
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Stephen S Cai, Arvind U Gowda, Karan Chopra, Rachel Waldman, Ronald P Silverman, Yvonne M Rasko
INTRODUCTION: Epidermal grafting has several advantages over full-thickness or split-thickness grafts in the treatment of complex non-healing wounds. These include the low risk of donor site complications, minimal patient discomfort, and abstention from the operating room. Traditionally, the lack of reliable epidermal harvesting techniques has limited its clinical utilization. The development of an automated suction blister epidermal graft (SBEG) harvesting device may facilitate clinical utilization of this technique...
October 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905331/prevalent-practice-patterns-in-glaucoma-poll-of-indian-ophthalmologists-at-a-national-conference
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Nikhil Shreeram Choudhari, Vanita Pathak-Ray, Sushmita Kaushik, Prateep Vyas, Ronnie George
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to explore and compare the prevailing practice patterns in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma among subspecialists and general ophthalmologists in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an interactive audience response system (ARS) based poll of ophthalmologists attending the annual conference of the Glaucoma Society of India in 2013. RESULTS: The information was obtained from 379 ophthalmologists (146 glaucoma specialists, 54 nonglaucoma subspecialists, and 179 general ophthalmologists)...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901558/medical-devices-cardiovascular-devices-classification-of-the-apical-closure-device-final-order
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is classifying the apical closure device into class II (special controls). The special controls that will apply to the device are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the apical closure device's classification. The Agency is classifying the device into class II (special controls) in order to provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device.
October 17, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900839/multicenter-midterm-follow-up-results-using-the-gore-septal-occluder-for-atrial-septal-defect-closure-in-pediatric-patients
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Jochen Grohmann, Christian Wildberg, Peter Zartner, Tariq Abu-Tair, Gleb Tarusinov, Erwin Kitzmüller, Claudia Schmoor, Brigitte Stiller, Christoph Kampmann
OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of the Gore Septal Occluder (GSO) used for device-closure of significant secundum-type atrial septal defects (ASD II) focusing on pediatric patients. BACKGROUND: The GSO is a patch-like double disc device. Due to its design, it is assumed to be safe, even when implanted in ASDs with deficient retro-aortic rims. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective analysis of consecutive children and adolescents with a GSO in situ for at least 12 months according to a 1- to 4-year midterm follow-up...
November 30, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900338/the-bridge-enhanced-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-bear-procedure-an-early-feasibility-cohort-study
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Martha M Murray, Brett M Flutie, Leslie A Kalish, Kirsten Ecklund, Braden C Fleming, Benedikt L Proffen, Lyle J Micheli
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the safety of the newly developed bridge-enhanced anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair (BEAR), which involves suture repair of the ligament combined with a bioactive scaffold to bridge the gap between the torn ligament ends. As the intra-articular environment is complex in its response to implanted materials, this study was designed to determine whether there would be a significant rate of adverse reaction to the implanted scaffold. HYPOTHESIS: The primary hypothesis was that the implanted scaffold would not result in a deep joint infection (arthrocentesis with positive culture) or significant inflammation (clinical symptoms justifying arthrocentesis but negative culture)...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898601/fontan-fenestration-closure-prior-to-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-patients-with-single-ventricle-heart-disease
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Matthew C Schwartz, David Nykanen, Craig Fleishman, Hamish M Munro, Jonathan Phillips, Raymond D Knapp, Donald Felix
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. OBJECTIVE: To describe transcatheter closure of the Fontan fenestration prior to posterior spinal fusion in two children to prevent paradoxical venous air embolism during the operation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Scoliosis is common among patients with single-ventricle congenital heart disease who have undergone Fontan operation and spinal surgery can offer physiologic benefits. Venous air embolism is a rare, but important reported complication during spinal surgery performed in the prone position...
December 1, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898502/-full-metal-jacket-treatment-of-multiple-paravalvular-leaks
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Giuseppe Santoro, Giancarlo Scognamiglio, Maria T Palladino, Carola Iacono, Giampiero Gaio, Maria G Russo
A 40-year-old man with osteogenesis imperfecta type I submitted to multiple procedures of surgical mitral and aortic valve replacement was referred for refractory congestive heart failure due to significant paravalvular leaks (PVLs) of both mitral and aortic prostheses. Due to perceived very high risk of a further mitroaortic surgery, transcatheter closure of PVLs under three-dimensional echocardiographic guide was performed. Thus, four Amplatzer Vascular Plug type II (St. Jude Medical Corp, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA) devices were implanted into the aortic PVLs, and three Amplatzer Vascular Plug type II devices were used to occlude a huge mitral PVL...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898500/patterns-and-trends-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-italy-insights-from-rispeva
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Arturo Giordano, Nicola Corcione, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Sergio Berti, Anna Sonia Petronio, Carlo Pierli, Patrizia Presbitero, Pietro Giudice, Gennaro Sardella, Antonio L Bartorelli, Roberto Bonmassari, Ciro Indolfi, Alfredo Marchese, Elvis Brscic, Alberto Cremonesi, Luca Testa, Nedy Brambilla, Francesco Bedogni
AIMS: Clinical trials have shown that transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis compares favorably to surgical replacement in high-risk patients and is superior to medical therapy in those at prohibitive risk. There is uncertainty however on patterns and trends in transcatheter aortic valve implantation, especially focusing on Italy. METHODS: The RISPEVA study is a prospective Italian registry including 21 institutions. Patients have been enrolled since late 2012, and data collection includes several baseline, procedural, in-hospital, and follow-up details...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898435/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-current-state-of-the-art
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Mohammad-Ali Jazayeri, Venkat Vuddanda, Valay Parikh, Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The authors reviewed the seminal and more recent literature surrounding the major modalities for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure used in contemporary practice, with particular emphasis on safety and efficacy, technical challenges, and future developments. RECENT FINDINGS: Along with the continued practice of surgical left atrial appendage closure, which has evolved substantially with the advent of clipping techniques, a number of percutaneous methods have been developed to close the left atrial appendage with endocardial, epicardial, and hybrid approaches...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897357/tailoring-colors-by-o-annulation-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
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Tanja Miletić, Andrea Fermi, Ioannis Orfanos, Aggelos Avramopoulos, Federica De Leo, Nicola Demitri, Giacomo Bergamini, Paola Ceroni, Manthos G Papadopoulos, Stelios Couris, Davide Bonifazi
The synthesis of O-doped polyaromatic hydrocarbons, in which two polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon subunits are bridged through one or two O atoms, has been achieved. This includes high-yielding ring-closure key steps that, depending on the reaction conditions, yield the formation of either furanyl or pyranopyranyl linkages through intramolecular C-O bond formation. Comprehensive photophysical measurements in solution showed that these molecules feature exceptionally high emission yields and tunable absorption properties throughout the UV-vis spectral region...
November 29, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896910/novel-delivery-technique-for-atrial-septal-defect-closure-in-young-children-utilizing-the-gore-%C3%A2-cardioform-%C3%A2-septal-occluder
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Jason H Anderson, Hannah Fraint, Phillip Moore, Allison K Cabalka, Nathaniel W Taggart
OBJECTIVES: To develop a novel delivery technique to overcome vascular size limitations for device closure of a secundum ASD in the young patient. BACKGROUND: The efficacy, clinical utility, and safety of transcatheter closure in comparison to surgical closure are well established; however, access vessel size remains a potential limitation to device selection in the young patient. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review of all cases of secundum ASD closure between April 2015 and April 2016 utilizing a novel delivery method described herein at two separate academic institutions...
November 29, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896414/closure-devices-for-iatrogenic-thoraco-cervical-vascular-injuries
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Gregory C Makris, Rafiuddin Patel, Mark Little, Carina Tyrrell, James Sutcliffe, Kader Allouni, Mark Bratby, Susan Anthony, Raman Uberoi
INTRODUCTION: The unintentional arterial placement of a central venous line can have catastrophic complications. The purpose of this systematic review is to assess and analyse the available evidence regarding the use of the various vascular closure devices (VCDs) for the management of iatrogenic thoraco-cervical arterial injuries (ITCAI). METHODS: A systematic review was performed according to PRISMA guidelines. RESULTS: Thirty-two relevant case series and case reports were identified with a total of 69 patients having being studied...
November 28, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889458/transcatheter-device-closure-of-postmyocardial-infarction-ventricular-septal-defect
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You-Lin Nie, Ming-Chih Lin, Wei-Wen Lin, Chung-Chi Wang, Ching-Pei Chen, Chia-Hsun Lin, Tsung-Cheng Shyu, Yeak-Wun Quek, Sheng-Ling Jan, Yun-Ching Fu
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter device closure of postmyocardial infarction ventricular septal defect (PMIVSD) is less invasive than surgical repair. However, its feasibility, timing, outcome, and prognostic factors remain unclear. METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective cohort study. Between February 2012 and July 2015, a total of 10 (8 male and 2 female) patients with PMIVSD undergoing attempted device closure were enrolled retrospectively. The procedures were performed under general anesthesia with fluoroscopic and transesophageal echocardiographic guidance...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888552/initial-clinical-experience-with-the-medtronic-micro-vascular-plug%C3%A2-in-transcatheter-occlusion-of-pdas-in-extremely-premature-infants
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Shyam Sathanandam, Henri Justino, B Rush Waller, Wolfgang Radtke, Athar M Qureshi
OBJECTIVES: To describe the early multicenter, clinical experience with the Medtronic Micro Vascular Plug™ (MVP) for the occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants. BACKGROUND: The MVP is a large diameter plug that can be delivered through a microcatheter for occlusion of abnormal blood vessels. METHODS: A Retrospective review of PDA embolization procedures performed in two centers using the MVP was performed. RESULTS: Fifteen premature infants underwent attempted PDA occlusion using the MVP...
November 26, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887905/a-systematic-review-on-the-safety-of-prostar-xl-versus-proglide-after-tavr-and-evar
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Christos Maniotis, Constantinos Andreou, Ioannis Karalis, Giasemi Koutouzi, Maria Agelaki, Michael Koutouzis
BACKGROUND: Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) and transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are widely spreading minimally invasive procedures performed mainly through the femoral artery. Prostar XL and ProGlide vascular closure devices are used in clinical practice for the hemostasis in these procedures and they have been shown to be safe and effective. PURPOSE: The aim of our systematic review is to compare the safety of these two devices for percutaneous closure of large arteriotomies in patients undergoing TAVR and EVAR...
November 9, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886954/venous-access-site-closures-using-the-vascade-vascular-closure-system
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Eda Dou, Ronald Scott Winokur, Akhilesh Keshav Sista
This single-center, retrospective study describes using the VASCADE Vascular Closure System (Cardiva Medical, Inc, Santa Clara, California) to close 32 venous access sites in 21 consecutive patients (11 females; 10 males; age 45 y ± 19) after catheter-directed interventions. Sheath sizes were 5-10 F (8.7 F ± 1.7). Hemostasis was achieved in 30 of 32 deployments (93.8%). Complications were observed after 6 of 32 procedures, including 5 minor events in 4 patients and 1 major event in 1 patient which was likely unrelated to device deployment...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886001/strategy-for-the-hemocompatibility-testing-of-microparticles
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S Braune, S Basu, K Kratz, J Bäckemo Johansson, M Reinthaler, A Lendlein, F Jung
Polymer-based microparticles are applied as non-thrombogenic or thrombogenic materials in a wide variety of intra- or extra-corporeal medical devices. As demanded by the regulatory agencies, the hemocompatibility of these blood contacting biomaterials has to be evaluated in vitro to ensure that the particle systems appropriately fulfill the envisioned function without causing undesired events such as thrombosis or inflammation. Currently described in vitro assays for hemocompatibility testing of particles comprise tests with different single cell types (e...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884409/percutaneous-perventricular-device-closure-of-ventricular-septal-defect-from-incision-to-pinhole
#19
Changping Gan, Ling Peng, Zhonglei Liang, Haibo Song, Jiahuang Yang, Weiqiang Ruan, Shuhua Luo, Ke Lin
BACKGROUND: As an alternative to open surgical repair, perventricular device closure provides minimally invasive treatment for doubly committed subarterial ventricular septal defects. However, unlike percutaneous transcatheter access, mini-thoracotomy is still needed. This report describes the percutaneous perventricular device closure technique and its short-term results for this type of heart defect. METHODS: Sixteen patients who had isolated doubly committed subarterial ventricular septal defects underwent percutaneous perventricular device closure...
November 21, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884322/vac-instillation-therapy-in-abdominal-mesh-exposure-a-novel-indication
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Angela Garcia-Ruano, Esther Deleyto, Sebastian Garcia-Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Defects of the abdominal wall pose a problem for general surgeons that negatively affects patient prognosis. In cases of abdominal wall wound dehiscence and exposed abdominal mesh, conservative treatment has not been proven effective to date. We aimed to study patient outcomes in cases of abdominal wall wound dehiscence with mesh exposure treated with vacuum-assisted closure system with intermittent instillation (VAC-instillation) as a temporary cover to achieve wound closure...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
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